Oprah Winfrey Finds Sister She Didn't Know She Had

January 24, 2011 - 4:14 PM

Oprah Winfrey

In this May 3, 2010 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Chicago (AP) - An emotional Oprah Winfrey says that one of the most impressive things about a Milwaukee woman's discovery that the two are half-sisters is that the woman never tried to take advantage of her or sell her story.

On "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired Monday, Winfrey announced that she was related to a woman identified only as Patricia. She says Patricia had known the two were related since 2007. Even though she continually tried to reach Winfrey, she never went to the media or otherwise publicized her discovery.

Patricia appeared on the show and explained that she felt it was important that she talk to Winfrey herself and not let someone else tell her.